Federal government’s orca symposium failed to establish concrete action on recovery measures, say seven conservation groups
The federal government’s southern resident killer whale Symposium, held as part of the Oceans Protection Plan this week in Vancouver, failed to identify concrete actions to ensure the recovery of the endangered killer whales, according to seven environmental organizations.read more
The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and K’ómoks First Nation announce deal to purchase the Field Sawmill Site (Kus-kus-sum)
The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and the K’ómoks First Nation have reached an agreement with Interfor Corporation to purchase and restore the former Field sawmill site in Courtenay, B.C.
“After several years of negotiations, we are pleased to announce that we have an accepted offer to purchase the property from Interfor,” stated Tim Ennis, Director for Project Watershed. “Project Watershed, the K’ómoks First Nation and Interfor are all extremely excited to see this project evolve; now it’s time for the heavy lifting to start.”
The recently published Hornby Marine Atlas is an important model for community conservation. Comox Valley Nature will be hosting long time residents of Hornby Island Grant Scott and Mike Berman who are directors of Conservancy Hornby Island (CHI) will be speaking at the Sunday Oct. 15, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton, Courtenay.read more
We are excited to announce that the IWRC will be holding its Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Class in Courtenay, British Columbia on November 4-5, 2017. The class will be taught by Christina Carrieres, CVT, CWR and hosted by the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (aka MARS Wildlife Rescue Center).
The class will be held at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort, and rooms will be available at a special group rate for class participants.
This is a two day course that includes a lab and exam on the second day. Successfully passing the course earns a certificate of completion that is approved for 15 hours of RACE approved CE.read more
Farmers in the Comox Valley have had to adjust to a great number of events this season. Epic snow storms, a very wet and long-lasting spring, and record-breaking heat and drought in the summer. Luckily, growers are resilient and with the right information, are able to make decisions that allow their farms to adapt. The Mid Island Farmers Institute will be hosting its first meeting of the fall/winter season on September 20th at 6:30pm at the Merville Hall with two talks that farmers and growers will not want to miss.read more
10am-Noon Sunday September 24th. Meet at Simms Millennium Park parking lot off 5th street, bring gloves, water, appropriate footwear and dress for the weather.read more
The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and K’ómoks First Nation announce deal to purchase the Field’s Sawmill Site (Kus-kus-sum)
The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and the K’ómoks First Nation have reached an agreement with Interfor to purchase and restore the former Field sawmill site on the Courtenay River near the 17 th street bridge.
“After several years of negotiations, we are pleased to announce that we have an accepted offer to purchase the property from Interfor,” stated Tim Ennis, Director for Project Watershed. “Project Watershed, the K’ómoks First Nation and Interfor are all extremely excited to see this project take a positive step forward, but now it is time for the heavy lifting to start.”read more
Thousands of British Columbians celebrate BC Rivers Day on the last Sunday in September each year, making it Canada’s largest river appreciation event. This year marks the 37th annual BC River’s Day celebration, which has also expanded to an international event (World Rivers Day). The growth and support for this event can be attributed to British Columbians’ growing concern for the state of local waterways. BC Rivers Day generates public awareness about British Columbia’s waterways and provides a positive opportunity for local groups such as Tsolum River Restoration Society to show why our local waterways are important.read more
There was a time when diners at The Old House restaurant used to gaze across the Courtenay River toward Field’s Sawmill, and consider the nonstop activity of moving and milling large logs an additional delight.
As they ate, more than 160 workers operated heavy equipment, tugboats pushed logs into booms tied to a wall of pilings and cranes pulled the logs from the river. It was fascinating entertainment. And the view brought comfort. During the 1970s, the sawmill represented the economic strength of the logging industry that supported numerous Comox Valley businesses and jobs.read more